Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera

BH #SOMPC36101 • MFR #MPC3610/1
Key Features
  • Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Supports UHD 4K and DCI 4K Capture
  • 15+ Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Supports 6K Capture with License Update
Providing a flexible design configuration within a single camera body, the Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera is meant to provide you with just the amount of camera you need, so you don't have to invest in more than necessary. It features a full-frame CMOS sensor with 15+ stops of dynamic range, but in its basic configuration it windows the sensor to shoot Super 35. The camera comes with a removable PL Mount that supports the Cooke /i Technology lens metadata protocols, allowing you to work with cinema-style glass ranging from vintage to modern. As is, the camera supports DCI and UHD 4K capture, while planned and scheduled firmware updates will enable anamorphic, full-frame, and select frame rates from 1 to 60 fps.
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Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Version 3.0 Firmware
  • 3Use Case
  • 4Sensor
  • 5Full-Frame Sensor
  • 6Fast Shutter
  • 7PL Mount
  • 8E-Mount
  • 9

Providing a flexible design configuration within a single camera body, the Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera is meant to provide you with just the amount of camera you need, so you don't have to invest in more than necessary. It features a full-frame CMOS sensor with 15+ stops of dynamic range, but in its basic configuration it windows the sensor to shoot Super 35. The camera comes with a removable PL Mount that supports the Cooke /i Technology lens metadata protocols, allowing you to work with cinema-style glass ranging from vintage to modern. As is, the camera supports DCI and UHD 4K capture, while planned and scheduled firmware updates will enable anamorphic, full-frame, and select frame rates from 1 to 60 fps.

Remove the PL Mount to reveal a Sony E-Mount with a locking outer ring that allows you to mount your lens and then rotate the ring to secure it, creating a strong mounting system that does not require you to rotate your E-Mount lens when mounting it to the camera. Eight integrated and motorized ND filters range from clear to seven stops of ND in one-stop increments. The camera features a built-in assistant-side info screen, along with a smaller basic info display screen on the operator side of the camera. It features dual SxS card slots that allow you to capture XAVC or HD ProRes in-camera.

Version 3.0 Firmware

Adds the following:

  • Imager modes 6K 2.39:1 and 5.7K 16:9 (with Full-Frame License)
  • Support for the X-OCN XT recording format
  • Compatibility with Rialto VENICE Extension System
  • De-squeeze ratios 1.25x, 1.3x, 1.5x, and 1.8x
  • Cache rec function
  • AXS Relay rec function
  • Simultaneous format
  • SxS recording folder structure selection
  • Support for 6G/12G output SDI
  • Improved imaging assist function
  • Support for CBK-WA02 Wireless LAN Adapter
  • Improved VF menu operations and Frame Line setting
  • Support for CDL files

Use Case

The VENICE is designed to start you off with a basic camera and, through firmware updates and licenses, upgrade it over time. This allows you to upgrade it as your needs grow, instead of having to buy a whole new camera system. Licenses can be permanent upgrades or used for limited periods of time, for those jobs that require more features than you normally use.

Sensor

The sensor features more than 15 stops of dynamic range and has been designed to exceed the BT.2020 color space—which is larger than the DCI-P3 color space—enabling you to create stunning images with a camera that already exceeds future specs.

Full-Frame Sensor

In full-frame, you can use the full 6048-pixel width of the sensor for widescreen spherical 2.39:1, or large format scope. A firmware upgrade and license are required for full-frame recording.

Fast Shutter

The VENICE features a high-speed readout that minimizes the dreaded "jello" camera effect that plagues some CMOS sensor cameras.

PL Mount

The VENICE comes with the industry-standard PL lens mount. It is compatible with all Super 35 and full-frame PL lenses, spherical and anamorphic. The removable lens mount includes contacts that support Cooke /i Technology. The camera's lens information is recorded as metadata frame by frame.

E-Mount

Removing the PL Mount exposes the camera's E-Mount, which allows compatibility with E-Mount lenses. This E-Mount is designed with a lever lock that eliminates the need to rotate your lens when mounting, and the lever lock secures the lens in the mount minimizing play. Rotating of the locking collar means that in most cases lens support rigs don't need to be removed, which saves time during production. A planned firmware update is required to take full advantage of the E-Mount.
The VENICE records XAVC UHD 4K or HD ProRes internally to its SxS card slots. An optional AXS-R7 on-board recorder will enable 16-bit Raw and X-OCN recording to AXS cards with a future firmware update.

Sony VENICE 6K Digital Motion Picture Camera Specs

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size36.2 x 24.1 mm (Full-Frame)
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor ResolutionActual: 6042 x 4032 (24.7 MP)Effective: 24.4 MP
ISO500 (Native)
2500 (Native)
Camera
Lens MountSony E-Mount
Lens CommunicationYes, Cooke /i
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 1 Stop (1/2), 2 Stop (1/4), 3 Stop (1/8), 4 Stop (1/16), 5 Stop (1/32), 6 Stop (1/64), 7 Stop (1/128), 8 Stop (1/256) ND Filters
Recording Media2 x SxS Card Slots
1 x SD Card Slot
Variable Frame Rates1 to 60 fps
Internal Recording
Recording ModesXAVC:
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
4096 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps 
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
MPEG HD422:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps 
ProRes 422HQ:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps 
ProRes 422:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps 
ProRes 422 Proxy:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps 
External Recording
Raw OutputExternal Recorder In Raw Mode:
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
External Recorder In X-OCN Mode:
6048 x 4032 at 23.98/24 fps 
6048 x 3270 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
6048 x 3190 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
6048 x 2530 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
5672 x 3190 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps 
4096 x 3432 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
4096 x 3024 at 23.98/24/25/29.97 fps 
4096 x 2160 at 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps 
Interfaces
Video Connectors4 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Monitor Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors1 x 5-Pin XLR Mic/Line/AES/EBU Selectable Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O1 x 26-Pin Viewfinder Output
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x 5-Pin LEMO Timecode Output
1 x 8-Pin Hirose Control
1 x 12-Pin Lens Control
1 x RJ45
1 x USB Type-A
Display
Secondary DisplaySide: Status Display
EVF
EVFOptional, Not Included
Power
Power Connectors1 x 4-Pin XLR (12 to 32 VDC) Input
1 x 4-Pin Hirose (12 VDC) Output
1 x 3-Pin Fischer (12 VDC) Output
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Accessory Mount10 x 3/8"-16 Female
8 x 1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions6.77 x 6.26 x 5.24" / 17.2 x 15.9 x 13.31 cm
Weight8.6 lb / 3.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.81 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.7 x 11.14 x 9.7"
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